Sandra Birdsell

Children of the Day

A novel
Random House Canada, 2005

Their meeting was a near-fatal accident, but from the moment that Oliver Vandal, driving cab in Winnipeg, almost ran Sara Vogt down, the lives of these unlikely lovers have been sometimes rudely, sometimes gloriously intertwined. Sandra Birdsell’s emotionally charged and brilliantly observed novel unfolds over the course of a single day in June 1953, when Sara refuses to come down to breakfast, chasing her husband out of the house and leaving their children to fend for themselves. If she and her family are to safely navigate the day, they’ll need luck or divine intervention. They’ll also need Sara and Oliver to confront their marital lies, their true desires and the tragic experiences that shaped them.

 

 

 

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